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Flooring people ? Who knows self levelling..

Discussion in 'Tradie Advice' started by greenacc, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. greenacc

    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Hey are there any flooring people on here?
    I need to do a big job with Self levelling cement but have never used it before:hmmm:
    Got 300 n something kg's to spread through the longeroom floor. How easy is it to use ? What's a good size bucket to use to get it done the fastest ?
    What's the best thing to build the 'dam' around the walls with so it doesn't all end up under the house ?.......

    Fingers crossed there must be a few on here that do this...:surprise:
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    ill give you a suggestion.
    fill every single hole gap whatever you find up really well, as it will get in to anything below the height that isn't sealed up.
    no joke, if there is a tiny opening it will go through it.

    ive seen it used at work before (fair while ago though)

    I think from memory they used some form of foam for the edges
    it worked well.
    otherwise cardboard and similar can work well, so long as there are no gaps at all.

    basically think of it like water, if water is going to get through then this stuff will :thumbsup:
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Yeah you got that right. It's designed to be as thin as possible so it spreads easily but sets quickly.
    People who regularly use this stuff seem to be very hard to find!
     
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    What sort of self leveling product are you using Ardite or ??
    yes like they say its like water a little thicker though ..
    to control the edges you need a solid tight joint able flex can be used.
    you will need a proper drill witch you can purchase at bunning for $100.00 with a proper mixing paddle as you will need to make sure its broken down properly out of the bag when you mix it.
    then you will also need 2 to 3 tubs or one large tub if your confident you can mix it all up in time then pour it out.
    when mixing best to tip water in first then add product.
    you also need to know that a self leveling compound are generally only for low heights as in up to 10mm some will do 30 but i personally wouldnt recommend it.
    My advice is to go to a concrete shop to purchase goods but before purchasing have them explain how the product works and what is required if your satisfied then go with there product if not look for another product or get cheeky and go to bunnings--- bear in mind Bunnings sell the same products with different manes and logos.
    I would recommend calling Bayset in Qld in Archerfield and ask them for some assistance.
     

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